Why won't my computer boot properly?

Question

I have installed Windows 95 on my old notebook EPSON ActionNote 500C (processor 486, 4 MB RAM and 150MB HD). It took about 2-3 hours to be accomplished. All seemed to be OK but after the first boot up the computer stopped working. It checked the memory out correctly, bios, etc. It stopped after the system summary (that "frame" with system information such as amount of memory, processor, HD capacity, etc), nor even started loading Windows 95. I think that would a HW problem, having not to do with the installation.

Maybe the computer has been strongly stressed (HD?) after more than 2 hour installation?

Or something regarding Windows?

What do you think about it? Please help me!

Answer

This question was answered on March 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Off the back, the recommended requirement for WIn 95 is 8MB of RAM not 4MB.

You do not have enough RAM to install Win 95.

Your hard drive should have at least 50MB of free space on it to install Win95

How much of the 150MB hard drive is free or available?

You must make sure that you have met the installation requirements.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 17, 2004